Avoiding Lock-in Risks With Serverless

One of the concerns for serverless is vendor lock-in and we have seen many FUD regarding how serverless platforms can lock you in. While vendor lock-in is a legitimate cobern for serverless platforms, it is not something that should deter you from using these platforms. In this post, we will discuss lock-in considerations for serverless…

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How Serverless Reshapes CI/CD

As serverless adoption increases, how does it impact the CI/CD pipeline and process? No credible organization today uses a development model without DevOps. Key to establishing DevOps that brings agility to application deployment is a friction-free CI/CD pipeline that allows software code to move from development environment to production. Serverless is slowly bringing in a…

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Serverless and Multi-Cloud

The Multi-Cloud is fast gaining traction among the enterprises and the analyst firm Gartner has been talking about how different organizations are embracing more than one public cloud provider. Serverless is fast gaining traction among the developers as the right abstraction. The abstraction offered by Serverless and some of the restrictions imposed on the applications…

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Serverless Is About Accountability

Serverless is the buzzword of our day and everyone has a different take on what it means. Some consider it a philosophy or mindset, others think it is about scaling-to-zero, and some believe it is merely hype around Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS). I’ve been a serverless user and advocate since before the term as we know it…

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Announcing the Public Availability of Catalyst Serverless Platform

Serverless computing is gaining tremendous traction among developers, mainly aided by the ease with which they can deploy their code to production. The agility factor and the fine-grained cost model have made serverless computing attractive to many developers. Serverless is an abstraction that completely removes the complexities associated with managing the servers and middleware layers…

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On The Impact Of Cold Start

One of the biggest complaints against Functions as a Service (FaaS) is the problem of a cold start. It is about the delay between the execution of a function after someone invokes it. To be more specific, it is about the function at the time of invocation. In the background, many FaaS offerings use containers to encapsulate…

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Does Serverless Offer NoOps Nirvana?

As Serverless Computing gain traction in the industry, the industry conversation has moved towards whether Serverless is the NoOps nirvana we were expecting to happen in the cloud. When Platform as a Service (PaaS) gained traction in circa 2011, there was a talk of PaaS ushering in an era of NoOps, a result of the marketing campaign by…

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The Magic Of Autoscaling With Serverless

One of the advantages of Serverless touted by cloud providers is seamless autoscaling. Ever since cloud computing gained traction, autoscaling is seen as the biggest advantage organizations can leverage for unexpected traffic. Autoscaling was seen as a major leap from traditional IT where capacity planning is critical and resource inefficiencies (and hence increased costs) are the norm….

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Serverless Pricing Model: Does It Make Sense?

One of the biggest advantages of Serverless is its pricing model which is more fine-grained than VMs and Containers on the cloud. More importantly, one could see the real advantage of pay per use model in the case of Serverless than VMs and Containers because you are not continuously running these services and they come…

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State of OpenWhisk

OpenWhisk is the first Serverless platform that gained community traction when IBM pushed the platform to Apache Foundation. Licensed under the Apache license, the platform allows developers to deploy event driven applications on any infrastructure. This implies there is an operational overhead in running the platform compared to platforms like AWS Lambda, Catalyst, Google Functions,…

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